THE SCIENCE BEHIND OUR TSCM SWEEP SERVICE
ADVICE WHEN LOOKING FOR A DEBUGGING SWEEP TEAM OR TSCM SERVICE:
A proficient countermeasures operator will have invested considerable expense procuring the highly specialised equipment needed to detect the ever changing array of listening device. There are countless private detectives offering spy bug detection services and numerous spy shops keen to sell their ‘black box bug detectors’ but realistically there are only a handful of professional TSCM teams in the UK each equipped within the region of £100,000 worth of dedicated search kit (outlined below)
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CONTACTING A TSCM SWEEP TEAM
Below we have listed a few simple question you might ask any prospective service provider before entrusting them to carry out a sweep. Remember your privacy depends on the proficiency and professionalism of the group you select.
As a simple guideline only consider procuring the service of TSCM specialists that are equipped with a selection of the following systems. If they don’t have this equipment (and you should ask them directly) you are wasting your time.
QUESTION: What equipment do you use to locate bugs?
- What NLJD (non-linear junction detector) do you use? Acceptable Answers: ORION, HAWK, LOCATOR, SUPER BROOM
- What system do you use to analyze digital phone lines and VOIP networks? Acceptable Answers: TALAN
- What Countermeasure receiver do you employ? Acceptable Answers: Raptor RXi, Oscor Green, Oscor 5000E, Scanlock ECM,
Note: This is by no means an exhaustive list of equipment, however the above systems are imperative. Again, if the team you are considering does not use them, you are speaking to the wrong people.
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For those wishing to know more about the equipment mentioned, the following advisory offers a simple introduction to key elements of a fully equipped countermeasures team.
TSCM PRIMARY EQUIPMENT CHECK LIST: Further detail
This is as key system when searching for hidden electronic bugs and transmitters. Market leaders in this field such as REI’s ‘ORION’ and WINKELMANNS’ ‘HAWK’ systems. both deliver bench mark performance. Both are supplied by IPS, with each costing in the region of £10,000-£11,000. Essentially they are designed to detect hidden or embedded electronic devices whether they are actively transmitting (powered on) or dormant (standby or powered off). Should you need to know more, the following offers a simple overview of what they do and why they are so important. Comparable Alternative NLJD systems include:
- AUDIOTEL BROOM
DEDICATED COUNTER SURVEILLANCE SPECTRUM ANALYSERS:
Leading the way in this area are the recently released OSCOR GREEN (pictured above) and WINKLEMAN ‘RAPTOR‘ systems. These 3rd generation, cutting edge TSCM solutions scan from 12.2kHz to 24GHz in less than one second analysing frequencies to detect rogue signals. These systems are imperative if a sweep service is to fully account for any and all possible threats. Slightly older but still valid there are a number of other systems that can also be considered:
- OSCOR 5000E
- SCANLOCK ECM
- SPECTRUM ECM
- SPECTRUM ANALYZER
DIGITAL MOBILE PHONE ANALYSER: Addressing digital phone tapping and VOIP vulnerabilities requires extremely specialized equipment. The TALAN system highlighted in this video below costs £14,000 and is our recommended solution.
GSM DETECTION & MOBILE INTERROGATION SYSTEMS:
As GSM bugging represents one of today’s biggest security threats, a proficient sweep team will posses the means to detect, analyse and locate GSM devices. Hand held detectors like the GSM DETEC 196 & GSM DETEC 300 offer a simple and relatively cheap solution but will only alert the user to the presence of a mobile (i.e they will not locate them). In addition a professional sweep team will be equipped with highly advanced GSM interrogation systems capable of detailed reporting. Securitysearch.co.uk is one of the few organisations to offer this level of security and service
If you have concerns that your private or business dealings may have been compromised by the placement of spy bug or listening device or would like to discuss any of your security concerns please Call +44 (0) 207 258 3771. As is the nature of the internet you may opt to contact a sweep team service other than SecuritySearch.com, If so, here is a simple check list of quick questions to ask. The answers you receive will reveal their level of preparedness and professionalism.
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